'Pretty Little Liars' Fans Will Love Netflix's New Flick
A new dark comedy has just landed on Netflix and it's giving us all the Pretty Little Liars vibes.
Thoroughbred, the 2017 flick starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Olivia Cooke, shares many same themes as the hit ABC series, including some privileged teens, a crime and a healthy dose of suspicion and secrets thrown in for good measure.
The film hit the streaming platform on Friday (13th March) and we're blocking out plans so we can watch it already.
The story centres on upperclass high school students Amanda (Cooke) and Lily (Taylor-Joy). Amanda - who was charged with animal cruelty after euthanising her cripple horse with a knife - suspects she is not capable of emotion, due to some underlying mental disorder.
Amanda reconnects with her old best friend Lily, who she grew apart from after the death of her father. The girls bond over various things, but many their hatred for Lily's abusive stepdad Mark.
When Amanda poses the idea of killing Mark, Lily brushes it off, but when he enrols her to a boarding school for girls with behavioural issues, the girl reconsiders.
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What ensues is dark and dangerous plot to carry out his murder.
"Rich teens Lily and Amanda rekindle a friendship and discover a common passion: They both hate Lily's despicable stepfather. A killer plan is born," reads the official synopsis.
Produced by Focus Features and directed by Corey Finley, the film stars Anton Yelchin, Paul Sparks, Francie Swift, Kaili Vernoff, Svetlana Orlova, Alyssa Fishenden, Jackson Damon, and James Haddad.
Also landing on the streaming service today is Lost Girls, a true crime drama that focuses on the unsolved case of the Long Island serial killer, who is believed to have murdered up to 16 people over a period of 20 years.
Lost Girls specifically hones in on 24-year-old Shannan Gilbert, who mysteriously disappeared one night in 2010.
Shannan's mum, Mari (played by Amy Ryan) is determined to find her daughter at all costs and, convinced the police aren't taking the case seriously because Mari was a sex worker, she begins retracing her daughter's last known steps.
Whether Thoroughbreds or Lost Girls is more your vibe, you're not short of things to watch this weekend.
Featured Image Credit: Focus Features
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